Nyesom Wike, the governor of Rivers State, and Hamza Al-Mustapha, the presidential candidate of the Action Alliance, met in private at Wike's home in Port Harcourt, the state's capital.
Al-Mustapha served as the late General Sani Abacha's chief security officer and served under him from 1993 to 1998 as the Military Head of State.
As with all of the recent presidential contenders' visits to Wike, the agenda for the governor's meeting with Al-Mustapha and his group was not made public as of the time of publication.
After the session, none of them were equally vocal with journalists.
The visit is, however, believed to be a continuation of consultations ahead of next year’s general elections which many expect should transcend party lines.
The private residence of Governor Wike has been home to many high-profile politicians in recent times, especially after the presidential primary of the Peoples Democratic Party, which has continued to generate reactions.
Wike, an aspirant in the primary and his supporters within the party, some of whom are governors, have since after the election which was won by the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar in May, demanded the resignation of the National Chairman of the Party, Iyorchia Ayu who is also from the northern region as Atiku.
Wike and his allies want Ayu to step down for a southern candidate to balance the lopsidedness in the party’s leadership positions.
Amid the lingering crisis, Governor Wike had been meeting with different politicians at home and abroad.
Some of his guests include the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi; and his All Progressives Congress counterpart, Bola Tinubu. He was also reported to have met with Atiku in London.
Wike had also held meetings with former president Olusegun Obasanjo, as well as former APC presidential aspirant and governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi and APC Governors.
The Rivers State governor had said that he will continue with the consultations because they are in the interest of Nigerians.